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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
March 2007

 

ABBOTT, Benjamin "Ben"
The Chronicle Herlad, Halifax, March 14, 2007
ABBOTT, Benjamin "Ben"
- 88, Bayport, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, in the Veterans' Unit of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Port Aux Bras, Burin Peninsula, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Annabelle Abbott. Ben served in the Merchant Marines on the supply ships during the Second World War. After the war he continued his fishing career, fishing out of Riverport and later with Adams and Knickle and Riverport Seafoods.

He is survived by stepdaughter, Janette (Ralph) Church, Centre; stepson, Clarence (Dorothy) Grondin, Bayport; brother, Ernest, St. John's, N.L.; brother-in-law, Herbert Nelson, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Vicki Allen, Shelley Lohnes, Trevor Church, Kevin Grondin, Derry Grondin; great-grandchildren, Cory Yee, Kristin Lohnes, Nicole Lohnes, Paige, Amanda, Mathew Grondin, Bailey Grondin, Logan Church and Erica Allen; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie; stepson, Robert Grondin; sister, Lil Best; half-sisters, Pearl Cooper, Emma Hodder, Sarah Ann Taylor, Triffe Squires; brothers, Curtis Abbott, George Abbott and Will Abbott; half-brothers, George Hodder and Jack Hodder. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg. By Ben's request, his body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical Science. A service to celebrate Ben's life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army Chapel, Bridgewater, Captain Paul and Lisa Trickett officiating. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Church, Van Fund of the Veterans' Unit of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care or to the Riverport Fire Department. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


BLAGDON, Amy Foote
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 19, 2007
BLAGDON, Amy Foote
- 91, Halifax, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Fortune Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Morgan and Bertha Miles. Amy worked with the Canadian Armed Forces as a seamstress for thirteen and a half years until retiring in 1975.

She is survived by daughter, Margaret (Dominic) Emberley, Halifax; sons, Gerald, Ontario; Arthur, Newfoundland; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Standley Blagdon. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Philips Anglican Church, Bayers Road. Burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Donations to Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region.


BOUTCHER, Roy Terrance
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2007
BOUTCHER, Roy Terrance
- 77, Oakland, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 25, 2007, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Spencer's Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Thomas and Nora Boutcher.

He saw service with the Merchant Marine and the Royal Canadian Navy. He was later employed in the fishing industry and retired due to ill health. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 23, Lunenburg.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret "Margie" (Lantz-Graversgaard); son, Cecil (Monica); daughters, Eilene (Glenn) Meisner, Donna (Martin) Smith; brother, Elwin (Lillian) Boutcher, Come By Chance, N.L.; grandchildren, Terry, Tony and Jordan Boutcher, Dylan and Erin Meisner, Joe Parsons, Martin Smith Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Sarah Boutcher, Emma and Abby Smith; stepdaughters, Shirley (Tom) Cohoon, Geraldine (Dennis) Thibeau; stepsons, Dana (Mary) Graversgaard, Peter Graversgaard; stepgrandchildren, Amber, Ashley and Amy Cohoon, Jason and Kyle Thibeau. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. James' Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Ian Wissler officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia through Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241 or www.mahonefuneral.ca
Many thanks to the doctors and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, and the Victorian Order of Nurses, Lunenburg County Branch.


BROWN, Eva Gladys
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 4, 2007
BROWN, Eva Gladys
- 68, Head of Jeddore, passed away suddenly at home on March 2, 2007. Born in Curling, N.L. on July 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Chesley Caines and Elsie Parsons. A loving, devoted mother and grandmother, Eva is survived by her beloved daughters, Kelly, Kimberly and her husband Robert Morris, and her grandchildren, Emma, Sophey and Jacob. She is also survived by her brothers, Hector Caines (the late Estelle) and friend Norma, Bruce Caines and his wife Sheila; her sister, Onslow and her husband Hugh Doull, and special aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Eva was employed as a secretary until her retirement. Earlier in her life, she spent many amazing summers at Green Acres campground. Eva enjoyed her weekly TOPS meeting and her secret passion, "General Hospital". She loved her weekend adventures with her dear and trusted friend, Mary Dimmer. Most of all, she lived for her grandchildren, who were the joy of her life, and they will miss her dearly. She left us too soon.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 5 in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in St. James Anglican Church, Dolby Hill Road, Head Jeddore, with Rev. Trish Ingram presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or in support of NKH research fund, where cheques can be made out to the CU Foundation with the mention 02-21975 Nonketotic hyperglycinemia fund and sent to: Carrie John, UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Department of Pediatrics, Mail Stop 8313, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045.


DOBBIN, Selina Jane "Jennie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 23, 2007
DOBBIN, Selina Jane "Jennie"
- 87, Halifax, passed away March 20, 2007, in Glades Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Garnish, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Morgan and Margaret Grandy. Jennie is survived by daughters, Frances Grandy, Garnish, N.L.; Shirley Boudreau, Halifax; Donna-Mae Newel (Richard), Dartmouth; sons, Don (Anne), Lakeside; Ron, Sackville; Lawrence (Wendy), Alberta; Tom (Denenia), Spryfield; sisters, Frances Hatch, Harrietsfield; Olive Poole and Lorraine Lawrence, both of Bedford; brother, Charles Grandy, Garnish, N.L.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Dobbin; sisters, Esther Newport, Laura Grandy; sons-in-law, Ralph Grandy and Jimmy Boudreau. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 23, and a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Interment for both Jennie and Richard will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. On-line condolences may be sent to: wfh2005@ns.sympatico.ca


DRAKE, Lillian Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 31, 2007
DRAKE, Lillian Elizabeth
- 84, Glen Margaret, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007, in Glades Lodge, Halifax. Born in Jersey Harbour, Fortune Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John R. and Elise (Pike) White. Lillian worked many years with Simpsons and in the later years she worked with her husband, Garfield, operating Seaside Campgrounds in Glen Margaret. She is survived by her husband, Garfield; brother, Maynard White, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and Jack White. Family committal service at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes. On-line condolences at: www.rawalker.ca


FORWARD, Melissa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 23, 2007
FORWARD, Melissa
- 58, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 20, 2007, at home. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James Wheeler and Catherine (Hicks) Grandy. She was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, Bridgewater. Surviving are her sons, Paul (Denise), Upper Northfield; John and Greg, both of Bridgewater; Wade, Pleasantville; Rodney (Christine), Pine Grove; sisters, Rose (Harold) Young, Janet (Brian) Simon, both of Newfoundland; Mary (Cecil) Langille, Spectacle Lake; Linda (Angus) Meisner, Ontario; brothers, Teddy Wheeler (Linda), James Wheeler (Dorothy), both of Maitland; David Grandy (Elaine), Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Jacklyn, Jordan, Sabrina, and Ryan. She was predeceased by sister, Donna; brothers, Tony, Harry, Gerard, Lewis, and Hugh. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Bridgewater United Church, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or The Lung Association. On-line condolences may be made to: www.corkumfuneralhome.ca


HAMLYN, David Robert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2007
HAMLYN, David Robert
- 57, Halifax, passed away suddenly on March 27, 2007, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of James and Jessie (Pelley) Hamlyn. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for a period of five years. After this, he moved to Ontario where he was employed by Bell Canada for 30 years. Several years ago he relocated to Nova Scotia where he was employed as a salesman with Colonial Honda.

He is survived by his sisters, Lois Martin, Lizella, Ga.; Sharon (Gerald) Mercer, Glenda Hamlyn, and brother, Paul (Mary) Hamlyn, all of St. John's, N.L.

David was an active member of the Atlantic Vintage Motorcycle Society where he enjoyed riding his British motorcycles and also restoring these motorcycles. The family would like to thank the Canadian Cancer Society and the VG Site, QEII, for all the wonderful care and compassion shown to David over the last two years. We'll not name names, but you all know who you are.

At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Private burial of ashes at a later date. Donations can be made in David's memory to Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of David's life will be held at a later date. Notice of time and place will appear in this paper.


HARRISON, John Rowland
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 16, 2007
HARRISON, John Rowland
- 39, Beaver Bank, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a long battle with cancer. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was the only son of Elizabeth (Marg) Fraser, Amherst, and Keith Harrison, Hammonds Plains. John was a proud member of the navy in the Canadian Forces for the last 17 years. Among John's passions, he loved his devoted and loving wife, Leoda and his three boys, Newfoundland music, model building, VW Bugs and the Titanic.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Leoda (Wellman) Harrison; sons, Mark (10), Jack (5) and Isaac (2 years, 11 months); sister, JoAnne (Robert) Bolger, Sackville, Halifax Co.; stepsister, Lesley Fraser, Bedford; stepbrother, David Fraser, Calgary; paternal grandmother, Ethel Harrison, England; many aunts, uncles and cousins from around the world. He was predeceased by maternal and grandparents, Rowland and Emily Roberts; paternal grandfather, John "Jack" Harrison. His remains are resting at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, with visitation on Friday, March 16, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in The Church of the Good Shepherd, 28 Trinity Lane, Beaver Bank, Rev. Don Shipton and Padre Bruce Murray officiating. Interment will take place in The Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia or The Church of the Good Shepherd.


HILLER, Jacob Weymouth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 1, 2007
HILLER, Jacob Weymouth
- 68, Eastern Passage. Passed away surrounded by family and friends on Friday, March 30, 2007. Born in Newfoundland he was the son of Lewis George and Eliza Hillier. In his retirement Jake was actively involved in the Masonic Lodge Wentworth #108, N.S., receiving the distinguished title of Honorary Past Grand Junior Deacon. He was the Past Patron of The Order Of The Eastern Star Ruth Chapter #57 and Emerald Chapter #58 as well as a member of the Philae Shiners and The Royal Arch. He worshipped as a member of the New Beginnings Ministries Church.

Jake was the loving husband for over 50 years of Doris Ogilvie; the father of Murray (Gail), Irene (Edward) Fahie, Jacob (Marlene), Natalie (Rob) Thompson; the proud grandfather of Tabatha, Elizabeth, Scott, Lindsey, Robbie, Anthony and John; and great-grandfather to Bryden. Brother of Lewis and Hector. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Reginald, Cecil, Burt, Sidney, Donald; sister, Kay; granddaughter, Jamie Lynn. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Monday, April 2, also at 7 p.m. there will be an Eastern Star and Masonic service all at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4th, in New Beginnings Ministries Church, reception to follow. Interment at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, New Beginnings Ministries or the Charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


HOLLETT, Freeman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2007
HOLLETT, Freeman
- 84. With sadness we announce the passing of Freeman Hollett on March 23, 2007, in Northwood Manor, Halifax. He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Jane Hollett (Hermitage, N.L.), and brother, Clarence (Grand Bay, N.L.). He is survived by daughters, Joyce (Charles) Bungay, Riverview, N.B., and Pauline (Arnold) Mosher, Fall River; son, Bruce (Sharon) Hollett, Hermitage, N.L.; grandchildren, Chuck Bungay, Samuel (Karena) Bungay and Nicholas Baker; sisters, Theresa (Joseph) Burke, Ottawa, Ont., and Marty (Kent) Hill, Hermitage, N.L., and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date in Hermitage, N.L. Memorial service will be held in St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Westwood Hills, 29 Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon (across from St. Margaret's Bay Arena), at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, with Rev. Jane Reid officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Saviour's Anglican Church (memorial fund), Hermitage, NL A0H 1S0 or to a charity of choice. Special thanks to staff of Northwood Manor, 7th floor.


JENNEX, Amelia "Millie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2007
JENNEX, Amelia "Millie"
- Born in Newfoundland, and the widow of the late Maurice Jennex, formerly of Oyster Pond, Jeddore, passed away on March 23, 2007, in Northwood Manor, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


JENSEN, Capt. Allan Henry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 17, 2007
JENSEN, Capt. Allan Henry
- 59, Fauxburg, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at home. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., he was a son of the late Henry and Maisie Jensen.

Allan started fishing at the age of 15 with National Sea Products, Lunenburg, and later with Sweeny Fisheries, and then worked for many years with Clearwater, retiring due to ill health. He was a member of the Terre Neuve Newfoundland Association and a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

He will be truly missed by his family and friends and by all those who knew him. Allan is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Mickie); daughter, Crystalanne (Mark Zinck), Tanner's Settlement; son, Wayne (Nicole), Fauxburg; brothers, George (Judy), Camperdown; Abe (Josephine), Harbour Breton, N.L.; Wayne, Harbour Breton, N.L.; sister, Sadie (Bernard Moran), St. John's, N.L.; grandchildren, Janelle and Ryan. He was predeceased by brothers, Frederick and Norman. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, with visitation Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Allan's life with be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be at a a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care or to a charity of your choice. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


KENDALL, John W. "Wallie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 12, 2007
KENDALL, John W. "Wallie"
- 93, resident of Alderwood Guest Home, Baddeck, formerly of North River Bridge, Victoria Co., passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Born in Codroy Valley, NL., he was the son of the late John Robert and Annie (Grant) Kendall. He was an adherent of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by his daughters, Lillian (Neil) MacLeod, Middle River; Helen Kendall, East Hampton, N.Y.; son, John Robert "Jackie" (Hilda), Big Baddeck; sisters, Blanche MacPherson, Keltic Drive, Sydney; Mildred Barker, Kingston Ont.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; son-in-law, Willard Grant, Southside Boularderie. John was predeceased by his wife, Annie Dolena (MacDonald); daughter, Shirley Grant; sisters, Ada, Margaret, Lillian and one in infancy; brothers, George, Arch, Frank, and Fred; also two grandchildren. Visitation will take place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, North River, today from 3-9 p.m. The Funeral will take place Tuesday, 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Shirley Murdoch officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, North River at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Building Fund. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


LEAMAN, Earl Walter
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 14, 2007
LEAMAN, Earl Walter
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Earl Walter Leaman, 72, of Hubley, on March 11, 2007. He was surrounded by those who loved him. Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., he was a son of the late Walter and Nora (Coffin) Leaman. Before his retirement, he was employed by Sobeys for 40 years. He dedicated his retirement to working with the Parker Street Food Bank and spent countless hours refurbishing toys for under privileged children. His passion for wildlife and Kejimikujik Park were well noted. His caring spirit and servant's nature will not be forgotten by those he touched, as he carried out God's work. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Parker Street Food Bank. Funeral service will be held in Seventh Day Adventist Church, Parker Street, Halifax, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, with interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


PARSONS, Abigail "Babs"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2007
PARSONS, Abigail "Babs"
- 77, Halifax, passed away March 26, 2007, surrounded by her family in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Har Le Cou, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Adelaide (Herridge) Rose.

Babs was a member of the ACW and Mothers Union at St. Mark's Church, Halifax. She was a former member of the Halifax Amateur Artist Club. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and cherished the time spent with her granddaughters.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Donald Frederick Parsons, Halifax; son, Thomas John (Joanne) Parsons, Halifax; granddaughters, Danielle and Caitlyn. She was predeceased by brothers, John and Thomas; sisters, Betty and Harriett. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Russell Street. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Building Fund. The family would like to thank the staff in emergency and 8.3 for their care and compassion. E-mail condolences: loc3758@sci-us.com


PEPPER, Dora Lillian
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 26, 2007
PEPPER, Dora Lillian
- Halifax, passed away peacefully after a short illness, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Bay Roberts, N.L., she was the only daughter of the late George and Annie Pepper.

Dora was educated at the Bay Roberts Academy and the United Business College in St. John's. She served in the R.C.A.F. Women's Division during the Second World War from November 1943 to October 1946. On discharge she returned to Nova Scotia and was an employee with the Nova Scotia Government for 34 years, and on retirement was secretary to the Minister of Health. She was a member of St. Paul's Church, Jubilee Unit A.C.W., Alexandra Society, University of Kings College, Canadian Pensioners, R.C.A.F. Women's Division-Retired Group (Local), and a former member of St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Bay Roberts, N.L.

Left to mourn with many happy memories are special sister-in-law, Dora B. Pepper, St. John's, N.L.; devoted nieces, Margaret (Robert) Martin, Comox, B.C.; Vivien (Donald) Jones, Doyles, N.L.; Katharine (Munden) Waye, Paradise, N.L.; seven grandnieces and nephews; seven great-grandnieces and nephews, and a large circle of friends. She was predeceased by brother, Robert Desmond Pepper. Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date in St. Matthew's Anglican Cemetery, Bay Roberts, N.L. Donations in memory of Dora may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division. Family flowers only please. E-mail condolences to: loc3758@sci-us.com


PRETTY, Harry Gerald
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2007
PRETTY, Harry Gerald
- 77, Bedford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 24, 2007, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born to Cyril and Nora Pretty in Port aux Basques, N.L., he was the youngest and last surviving member of a family which included 10 children.

Harry was born in Newfoundland well before it became the tenth Province of Canada. He left home for Canada (New Brunswick) in 1946, at the tender age of 17, to attend Mount Allison University, and graduated in 1948. He returned home in time to participate in "the vote" to join Canada, and witnessed the union that followed. His professional career began with his employment at the US Air Force base at Harmon Field (Stephenville), N.L.

He was the son of a railway man - his Dad a conductor with the Newfoundland Railway, "The Newfie Bullet", and his early vocation took him in that direction. He moved to Gander where he was employed with Canadian National Railway for a number of years, and eventually found his true passion in the airline industry with Eastern Provincial Airways (EPA). His exceptional work ethic resulted in his advancement to Director of In-Flight Service, where he was responsible for the hiring of all Flight Attendants, and every aspect of the service component of a passenger's flight experience. Many a prospective young flight attendant, eager for a career in the airline industry, agonized over the prospect of interviewing with "Mr. Pretty". However, if you met his high standards for customer service, your career "took off" from there. He loved his job immensely and felt intense pride when reconnecting and hearing from co-workers about how he had affected their young lives, setting them on a career path that gave them much success and happiness. His own career took him to St. John's, Montreal and eventually back to Gander.

In 1984 he relocated to Halifax, and worked through the transition to Canadian Airlines International. He retired from CAI in 1987 and eventually settled in Bedford. Retirement provided the beginning of many wonderful years of travel, including annual excursions to Florida for winter enjoyment and well-deserved respite. His outgoing manner and desire for genuine friendship enabled him to meet people easily, and his selfless way created quick bonds with virtually everyone he met.

Harry was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and was an avid member of the Bedford Lawn Bowls Club. He became quite proficient at lawn bowling and thoroughly enjoyed representing his club in competitions. He particularly enjoyed socializing with the Chain Lake Superstore Meet and Greet group. He was a cribbage and dominos player, but was drawn to the social aspect of getting together and having fun with friends.

An extremely outgoing person, Harry loved meeting new people and developing friendships. He really enjoyed helping others, often volunteering in the community and offering his hand to someone in need. Harry had a "wicked" sense of humour, a special gift, bringing joy to others.

Harry is survived by his wife of 53 and a half years, the former Ruby Butler, also of Port aux Basques, N.L.; son, Jerry (Anne Marie), Quispamsis, N.B.; daughters, Valerie, Dartmouth, and Catherine, Halifax. Harry was Grandfather to Tara and Bobby Pretty, Moncton and Lower Sackville; Mitch, Shemara and Jayme Kane, Dartmouth, and Uncle to many adoring nieces and nephews. His circle of extended family included loving brothers and sisters-in-law. Harry was predeceased by his son, Bobby, who passed away in 1972 at the age of 14 years. This treasured son was deeply loved by his family and Harry never forgot the loss of that wonderful relationship. In spite of this tragedy, and against the odds that plague marriages besought with such heartbreak, he and Ruby maintained a wonderful marriage and enjoyed immense happiness in the years that followed.

In accordance with Harry's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 3 Dakin Dr. (corner of Kearney Lake Road and Bedford Highway), Halifax, on Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m., Rev. Jane Clattenburg officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will occur at a later date in Gander, N.L., at which time his remains will rest with his adored son, Bobby. A public announcement of details will be made once those arrangements are finalized. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) of Greater Halifax, a remarkable organization, with an extremely dedicated support network, which provided incredible care to Harry and such compassion to his family throughout his illness. The family would particularly like to recognize the commitment of Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Palliative Nurse Monica Flinn. Arrangements entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to: loc3758@sci-us.com
"Final Boarding Call"


REFVIK, Betty Frances
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 23, 2007
REFVIK, Betty Frances
- 52, Lower Sackville, passed away March 22, 2007, at home with her loving family by her side, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in McCallum, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Piercey) Poole.

Betty was employed with Atlantic Superstore in Lower Sackville for 16 years. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, camping and the outdoors. She enjoyed a good Newfoundland jig. Betty especially loved to "hang out" with her grandsons, Zachary and Hayden.

Betty was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be sadly missed. She is survived by her husband, Svein; daughters, Melissa (Matthew) Savary, Lower Sackville; Sophia, at home; grandsons, Zachary and Hayden, and a new granddaughter on the way; brothers, Wilson (Audrey), Halifax; John (Ivy), Newfoundland; Douglas (Shirley), Halifax; sisters, Mildred (Steven) Hynes, Newfoundland; Bess Marchment, Sackville; Susan (Gordon) Hunt, Newfoundland; mother-in-law, Inger Refvik, Norway, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. Francis By The Lakes, Lower Sackville, Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


REID, Levi "Rex"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 6, 2007
REID, Levi "Rex"
- 60, Halifax, passed away March 3, 2007, in Parkstone Enhanced Care. Born in Come by Chance, N.L., he was a son of the late Levi and Grace (Sheppard) Reid. Rex is survived by his wife, Marlene (Chapman); sons, Kelly, Hungary; Shawn (Carly), Philadelphia; Jamie and David, both of Halifax; sisters, Barbara (Don) Smith, Welland, Ont.; Linda April, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Blayden and Blayke. Rex was predeceased by brother, David. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rex's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


ROSE, Leslie Walter "Blackie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 8, 2007
ROSE, Leslie Walter "Blackie"
- 70, Cole Harbour, passed away on March 6, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Little Bay West, N.L., he was a son of the late Evelyn Rose (Pink). Leslie was a marine engineer, starting his career as a young man working on various vessels from the fishing and freight industries. His career as a mariner allowed him to see and experience the world while forging many long-lasting friendships. He spent his retirement years enjoying quality time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, David, Helen Clark (Kevin McMaster), both of Lawrencetown; Tony (Kim), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Shannon, Lindsay, Zachary, Emma, Hannah, Dylan; great-granddaughter, Taylor; many cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen (Hynes), in 2006; brother, Ches Pink (Newfoundland). Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Private family burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Leslie can be made to Missions to Seamen, P.O. Box 27114, Halifax, NS B3H 4M8, or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences are available through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


RYAN, Joseph "Joe"
The Chronicle Herlad, Halifax, March 31, 2007
RYAN, Joseph "Joe"
- 68, Enfield, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on March 29, 2007. Born in Stephenville, N.L., he was the son of the late Edward Joseph and Adeline (Aucoin) Ryan.

Joe was a resident of Enfield for 33 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joe had a special fondness for his beagles, Prince and Shelley, and will be greatly missed by his special dog, Shiloh. He was employed most of his life as a carpenter for several contractors and also local people in the community. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 83.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughter, Nancy; sister, Hilda (Chess) Churchill, Lower Sackville; father and mother in-law, Charlie and Effie Hussey; brothers and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several uncles and aunts. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, with funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, both in Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel, Shubenacadie. Interment in Belnan Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to: ettingerfuneralhome@hotmail.com


SCHUMPT, Mary Jane "Jennie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 10, 2007
Jennie Schumpt passes away at 104
SCHUMPT, Mary Jane "Jennie"
- 104, Halifax, passed away March 9, 2007, in Melville Lodge, Halifax. Born in Codroy Valley, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Catherine (MacLean) O'Quinn. Jennie was a teacher in Newfoundland for 21 years and in Nova Scotia for 16 years.

She is survived by her brother, Frank O'Quinn, Searston, N.L.; nieces, Regis O'Quinn, Stephenville, N.L.; Jenny O'Quinn (Mike), Lower Sackville; nephew, Stephen O'Quinn (Carolyn), Lower Sackville; plus many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, John Schumpt; brothers, Loyola O'Quinn and Onisime O'Quinn; sisters, Rose Bishop, Clara Wiggin, Bessie McIsaac, Marie O'Quinn, Theresa Chaisson and Bride McIsaac. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Herring Cove Road, Father John Fletcher officiating. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in Jennie's memory may be made to St. Michael's Church (477-3530). On-line condolences may be sent to: wfh2005@ns.sympatico.ca


TAIT, Ethel "Carrie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 6, 2007
TAIT, Ethel "Carrie"
- West Lochaber, Antigonish Co., passed away March 3, 2007, in her 92nd year, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Lower Island Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Amelia Jane (Knapman) Morris. Beloved wife of Lester for over 64 years; loving mother of Beverley of Lochaber; Karen and her husband Alan Wysocki of Miami, Fla.; and John of Lochaber; dear Grammie of Amy Wysocki of Miami, Fla. Carrie will be fondly remembered by her sisters, Minnie and her husband William Clarke of St. John's, N.L.; Marjorie MacDonald of Guelph, Ont.; her brother, Harold Morris and his wife Flora of Calgary, Alta.; her brother-in-law, Donald Harvey of St. John's, N.L., as well as her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jane Harvey, Susie Harvey, Annie Stockwood, and brother, John Morris.

Carrie loved to play cards and was said to be one of the best cooks in Lochaber. She attended Lochaber United Church and she was a former member of the Women's Institute and Lochaber Sylvan Lakers Seniors.

Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, on Thursday, March 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Lochaber United Church on Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating. Interment in North Lochaber Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com


TAYLOR, Lyman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 16, 2007
TAYLOR, Lyman
- 77, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital in the presence of his beloved family. Lyman was a wonderful person, now at rest and peace. Born in Belleoram, N.L., he was the youngest son of the late Ernest Albert and Priscilla Mary (Critchell) Taylor. He leaves behind daughters, Michele (Marvin Deveau) Taylor, Dartmouth; Nadine (Donald) Conrad, Porters Lake; grandchildren, Melanie and Matthew Taylor, Christopher and Sarah Conrad; sisters, Mary "Mamie" Jackson, North Sydney; Dorothy "Dot" Moffatt, Winetta (William) Hilton, both of Dartmouth, Esther "Shan" Brennan and Elsie Becker, both of Indiana; many nieces and nephews; friend, Donna Walker. He was predeceased by his son, Lyman Derrick; brothers Richard "Dick" and Ernest Phillip.

Lyman was a seaman for most of his working career, employed as a bosun on the oil tankers with Imperial Oil and Texaco. He was thought very highly of and known to some as the best bosun on the ship, and for his excellent home cooked Newfoundland meals. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who assisted Lyman and his family.

Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Augustines Anglican Church, Lake Echo. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Debra Burleson officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Donations to a charity of choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
Father, unto Your hands I commit my spirit (Luke 23:46)


THISTLE, Frederick Munroe
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 10, 2007
THISTLE, Frederick Munroe
- 85, passed peacefully away February 7, 2007, in MacKenzie Place (QEII Hospital), Grande Prairie, Alta. Born in King's Point, N.L., he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mildred; daughters, Beverly Boone (David), Grande Prairie, Alta.; Carol Stewart (Rod), Halifax; granddaughter, Sarah Herman (Shawn), Grande Prairie, Alta.; grandson, Andrew Boone (Rikki), Grande Prairie, Alta., and a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and, by request, there will be no service. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.


TOMCHUK, Dallas E.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 28, 2007
TOMCHUK, Dallas E.
- 66, Kingston, passed away Monday, March 26, 2007, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born and raised in Ruby Line, St. John's, N.L., a daughter of the late George and Ethel (Pafford) Ruby.

Dallas lived life to the fullest, was an animal lover and had a great sense of humour. As a teenager, she worked in retail as a buyer for "London, Paris & New York", St. John's, N.L. As a little girl she had dreamed of joining the military and enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces as a supply technician in 1959. Military life kept her and her family on the move to Marville, France; Comox, B.C.; Val D'Or, Que.; Baden-Soellingen, Germany, and finally settled in Nova Scotia in 1978.

Dallas was employed as a bartender at Kingston Legion Branch 98, from 1980-1990, and as the Branch Manager from 1990-2005. She was an extremely active volunteer, achieving her Life Membership at the Kingston Legion, and was also actively involved in the Veterans Branch of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton.

Dallas is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Dave MacLeod), Cole Harbour, and grandchildren, Keith and Melanie; son, Grant (Anjana) Tomchuk, Hubley, and grandchildren, Justin and Sasha; son, Craig (Michelle) Tomchuk, Lower Sackville, and grandchildren, Christine and Erik; life partner, Raymond Campbell; sisters, Olga Keen, London, Ont.; Daphne Ryan, British Columbia; brothers, Wayne (Eleanor), Newfoundland; and Wallace, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Tomchuk, whom she married June 17, 1961, in Gimli, Man.; brothers, Harold and George. Sincere thank you to staff and nurses at the QEII, Halifax; Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, and a special thank you to Dr. Paul MacLean. A memorial Service will be at the Kingston Legion Branch 98, Kingston, on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to: condolences@middeltonfuneralhome.com

 

 

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